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Washington State University
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Molecular Medicine

Tuition & Finances

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (CPPS) offers multiple funding opportunities to ensure that our students are prepared for the next step of their education.

Our pharmacy graduate student handbook outlines the basic stipend package that each graduate student receives.

Graduate Assistantships

All PhD students admitted to the program are offered financial support in the form of teaching or research assistantships. Financial support is offered separately from admittance to the program and is made on an individual basis.

Teaching Assistants are expected to devote part of their time to aiding in professional education and Research Assistants may devote their entire efforts to course work and to their own research projects.

Tuition waivers

Graduate tuition and fees can be found on the WSU Graduate School website. Tuition waivers for in-state and out-of-state are offered to teaching and research assistants and medical insurance is a benefit that comes with the assistantship.

Out-of-state waiver

It is expected that most assistantships will have the out-of-state tuition waived. Out-of-state waivers are awarded for a maximum of 1 year for out-of-state U.S. citizens working toward a PhD and 4 years for international students. After that time, these waivers may be awarded but cannot be guaranteed. At the present time, if you receive the maximum waiver, you are responsible for payment.


Travel Grants

Our college also helps support travel to attend professional meetings and national conferences. Learn more by visiting our travel awards webpage. There are also several external resources to receive travel grants: ASPET Graduate Student Travel Awards, AACR Travel Awards and Non-NIH Funding Opportunities for Travel Support

Scholarships & Fellowships

Internal Funding
The CPPS has four scholarships specifically given to incoming graduate students in addition to the graduate program financial package. No additional application is required for these scholarships. All admitted graduate students will be considered for this scholars program and will be chosen based on their graduate school application and credentials.

External Funding
Once you are admitted there are many ways to get additional funding for your research. Below are some resources to help you find funding: